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This 14 night sample itinerary includes:
  Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
  Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
  English speaking tour guide from day 1 - day 6 (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
  Private transfer out Munich and in Zurich on day 7
  Regular city tour of Zurich with local English-/Spanish-speaking guide on day 8
  English-/Spanish-speaking tour guide from day 9 - day 14
  Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
  1 night in Frankfurt at Moevenpick Frankfurt City (superior) or Similar
  1 night in Freiburg at Hotel Rheingold(Superior) or similar
  1 night in Fussen at Hotel Hirsch (Superior) or similar
  1 night in Garmish-Partenkirchen at Hotel Rheinischer Hoff (Superior) or similar
  1 nights in Munich at Eden Hotel Wolff (Superior) or similar
  2 nights in Zurich at the Swissotel (Superior) or similar
  1 night in Interlaken at the Hotel Interlaken(Superior) or similar
  1 night in Geneva at the Ramada Encore (Standard) or similar
  1 night in Zermatt at the Hotel Alex (Superior) or similar
  1 night in Lugano at the Hotel Eden (Standard) or similar
  1 night in St. Moritz at the Hotel Schweizerhof (Superior) or similar
  1 night in Zurich at hotel of choice (Flexible)
  Daily buffet breakfast
  Visits and excursions as listed in the program
  Train ride Munich - Zurich incl. Reserved seating in 2nd class (no guide)
  Dinner in Frankfurt, Munich, Zermatt and St. Moritz
  Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
  Black Forest Cake cooking class
  Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
  Visit to a local cheese factory
  Visit to a local brewery and beer tasting (minimum of 20 persons)
  Snow ball tasting in Rothenburg
  Cable car ticket to Mount Titlis
  Boat ride ticket on Lake Zurich (no guide)
  Train ride Tasch - Zermatt - Tasch
  Hotel taxes and service charges
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Frankfurt (56)  Freiburg (11)  Fussen (19)  Garmisch-Partenkirchenn (9)  Geneva (38)  Germany (187)  Interlaken (23)  Lugano (18)  Munich (112)  St Moritz (19)  Switzerland (102)  Zermatt (16)  Zurich (46)  

Germany`s magnificent castles and the impressive Swiss Alps invite you to explore the rich history and culture of these countries. Each city boasts different stories and treasures that will transform this trip into a delightful experience. Sample delicious German beer and Swiss cheese and chocolate.

Visit: Frankfurt, Freiburg, Fussen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck, Munich and Rothenburg ob der Taube, Zurich, Interlaken, Geneva, Zermatt; Lugano and St. Moritz.

Beginning of tour in Europe: Sundays
Departures: 20-April; 25-May; 29-Jun; 31-Aug; 21-Sep

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Romantic Germany-Picturesque Switzerland-13 nts
Day 1 to Day 14

Day 1: (Sunday) Frankfurt
Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. We recommend an optional boat excursion on the Rhine from Rüdesheim to St. Goar (regular and private services available). Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pm you will meet your guide at the welcome-dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****

Day 2: (Monday) Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Freiburg
In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany`s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. If weather conditions allow it, you will take the scenic Schwarzwald Hochstrasse to Freudenstadt. The next stop is Freiburg.

Accommodation:Hotel Rheingold (Superior)

Day 3: (Tuesday) - Freiburg - Lake Titi - Lindau - Füssen
After breakfast enjoy a sightseeing tour of lovely Freiburg, famous for its beautiful church tower. Next you travel to Lake Titi, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. You will have the full `Black Forest experience`: Make your own Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte and savor it afterwards with a cup of coffee and gaze at a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions you will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to the final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on the tour of Romantic Germany.

Accommodation: Hotel Hirsch****

Day 4: (Wednesday) Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Ettal - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
You begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious `Mad King`. In the afternoon, travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way, visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing the tour to the Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Taste the delicious cheese on a visit to the local cheese factory. Today`s final destination is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany`s winter sports capital and site of the 1936 winter Olympics. This mountainous region also features Germany`s highest peak, Zugspitze (2.962 m).

Accommodation: Rheinischer Hof****

Day 5: (Thursday) Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Innsbruck - Linderhof - Munich
In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. As an alternative excursion you may also ascend to the top of Zugspitze (instead of Innsbruck, not included). In the afternoon you travel to Munich and visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time.

Accommodation: Eden Hotel Wolff ****

Day 6: (Friday) Munich
After breakfast, you visit the city`s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria state, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.

Accommodation: Eden Hotel Wolff ****

Day 7: (Saturday) Munich - Zurich
Breakfast at the hotel. Around noon transfer to the train station. Travel by train from Munich to Zurich. Upon arrival in Zurich transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Swissotel Zurich****.

Day 8: (Sunday) Zurich
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zurich and its main monuments. Take in fabulous views of the Alps and Lake Zurich from the Höhenstrasse. We will stop briefly in Rapperswil, the quaint City of Roses. On our way back to Zurich you enjoy a lovely cruise on Lake Zurich (no guide). Arrival at Zürich-Bürkliplatz. Make your own way back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Swissotel Zurich****.

Day 9: (Monday) Zurich - Luzern - Mount Titlis - Interlaken
Departure for Luzern. Short sightseeing tour and free time to explore on your own. At noon we continue to Engelberg. Take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3.020 m, visitors enjoy spectacular views of the Central Alps. In the afternoon we continue to Brienz and visit the local wood carvers. Our next destination is Interlaken at the foot of Mount Jungfrau.

Accommodation: Hotel Interlaken****

Day 10: (Tuesday) Interlaken - Bern - Gruyeres - Geneva
From Interlaken we drive along Lake Thun to Bern, located on the Aare River, overlooking the Alps. After a sightseeing tour of the city, we continue to Gruyeres, a picturesque village with its impressive medieval castle.

Accommodation: Ramada Encore***

Day 11: (Wednesday) Geneva - Montreux - Zermatt
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Geneva and visit the beautiful parks along the lake, the cathedral and the European headquarters of the UN. Then we travel to Lausanne and Montreux, passing the magnificent Chillon Castle. Free time to explore Montreux. In the afternoon we travel up the Rodano river valley as far as Täsch. From here you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn. Dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Alex****

Day 12: (Thursday) Zermatt - Nufenen Pass - Lugano
In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure or undertake an optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornegrat (not included). In the afternoon you return to Täsch where you board the bus for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain pass to Lugano.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Eden***

Day 13: (Friday) Lugano - Lake Como - St. Moritz
In the morning we travel to Italy to visit magnificent Lake Como. Travel along the shore of the lake via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the Beggaglia valley. In Castasegna we cross back into Switzerland and complete today?s tour in the ski resort of St. Moritz. Dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Schweizerhof****

Day 14: (Saturday) St. Moritz - Vaduz - Zurich
In the morning we travel via Fluela and Davos to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Free time to explore this charming city. In the afternoon we continue to Zurich via the Toggenburg region, famous for its picturesque houses. Arrival at Zurich central station or the Swissôtel around 5 p.m. End of tour program.

During holidays, conferences and special events, accommodation may only be available outside the city. Excursions and tours are usually not affected by these events.

Day 1
Arrive to Frankfurt
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 9
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 11
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 12
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 13
Overnight in Frankfurt    83 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 14
Departing from Frankfurt
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Day 14
Arrive to Zurich
Overnight in Zurich    69 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 15
Departing from Zurich

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Germany's landscape is straight from the Fairy tales: castles, deep dark forests and mythical rivers. The German landscapes are extraordinarily diverse, with graceful big-city appeal, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture, and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, no other nation has molded Europe the way Germany has - for better or worse.

Switzerland is a pristine country of lakes, mountains and forests. The best known of the continent's mountain ranges, the Alpine chain, runs through most of Switzerland and provides the majority of the country's magnificent natural sights. In the summer, towns such as Interlaken become green mountain centers for walking and mountaineering, and there are few places more naturally beautiful in the whole of Europe. Zurich, Geneva, Bern and Lucerne are models of Swiss efficiency, offering a wealth of perfectly serene history. Less busy are the lakeside resorts, including fashionable Montreux on Lake Geneva.
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Romantic Germany + Picturesque Switzerland
For many, Frankfurt is primarily "Manhattan", city of finance and skyscrapers or only as a transit hub, but a closer look reveals a city of many charms: picturesque houses of the beautifully restored Römerberg in the city center, the unique "Museum Mile" along the banks of the Main river, traditional cider pubs in Sachsenhausen, shops galore in the elegant Goethestrasse and the "Fressgass", and a truly world-class cultural and arts scene. It boasts Germany's most spectacular skyline and Europe's tallest office building. Frankfurt throws more money at the arts than any other European city so you'll most likely catch a groundbreaking exhibition at one of its museums.
Zurich is a stunningly beautiful with a charming old town where cobbled streets of the 12th-century Old Town are pristin and the blue trams run reliably. The avant-garde Dadaist movement started here in 1916. Zurich also attracted Irish author James Joyce. The city's extraordinary museums and galleries, confirm the city's position as Switzerland's spiritual, if not political, capital. There is also a hip, less conventional side to Zurich. Züri West, once the industrial section, has become the in spot over the last decade, with loft living, galleries, museums, experimental theater and clubs.
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